Resources for prisoners
- Texas Criminal Justice Coalition – Resource Brochure
- Inside Books Project – Resource Guide
- American Civil Liberties Union – Prisoners Assistance Directory
- Texas Civil Rights Project – Prisoners’ Civil Rights Manual
Resources for family members, friends, and others
- Texas Inmate Families Association – Public Resources
- Texas Department of Criminal Justice – General Information Guide for Families of Offenders
- Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Ombudsman Program
General Information about TDCJ
Parole related questions can be difficult to answer, as the parole system is complicated and parole decisions are often shrouded in mystery. Our advice would be to read up on the parole system in Texas with the following resources.
- Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles – What is Parole?
- Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles – Parole Guidelines
- Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles – Parole in Texas
- Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles – Policies & Directives